Mark and Michael Kersey
NARRATIVE POP SURREALIST ARTISTS
Mark and Michael Kersey are identical twins who work under the pseudonym MR. ATOMIC. The artists themselves are as colorful and original as their artwork. They have an interesting collaborative approach to painting; as identical twins they share a unique creative perspective and process. Their vibrant surrealistic paintings are distinguished by the brother’s quirky humor, and ability to use color as a standalone, expressive element in their work. The artists have dubbed their painting style as “narrative pop surrealism”.
The Kersey’s began their art career in New York working in the 70’s for Abkco/Apple Records as freelance artists under Al Brownstein. Mark worked for Marvel Comics alongside the late Dan Adkins. After many years as commercial artists they decided to open their own studio gallery at Common Space in their hometown, Toledo Ohio and have been full time artists since 1992.